August: Gen Con 2017

MCG will be at Gen Con 2017 (August 17–20) in Indianapolis, Indiana! We’re at booth #2519 in the exhibit hall, near the rightmost entrance:

MCG booth #2519; click for larger image

The Gen Con event finder is live!

Seminars and Signings

We’re still getting the dates and times of our seminars finalized; the following aren’t 100% confirmed by Gen Con, but they’re close. (When we have confirmation on these events, we’ll add links to the official event program for them.)

Thursday

MCG Seminar: What’s New With Monte Cook Games (SEM17115520): 11 a.m.—1 p.m.

Writing 101: Dialogue (writer’s symposium) with Bruce 1–2 p.m., Chamber room

Character Craft: Sympathetic Villains (writer’s symposium) with Bruce 2–3 p.m., Caucus room

Making Your Invisible Sun Character (SEM17119175) 3–4 p.m

Critical Roll GMing Panel with Shanna 3–4 p.m

Signing: Monte & Bruce, MCG booth, 3–4 p.m.

Writer’s Life: Care and Feeding of a Great Writer’s Group (writer’s symposium) with Shanna, 5–6 p.m., Cabinet room

Friday

Update Jul 25: New time and event link! Designing for the Cypher System (SEM17119179) with Shanna and Bruce  11 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Rothfuss Worldbuilders charity game of The Strange GM’d by Bruce 1–5 p.m.

Signing: Monte & Shanna, MCG booth, 2–3 p.m.

Making Your Invisible Sun Character (SEM17119176) 3–4 p.m (Gen Con hasn’t built a listing for this yet on their site)

Gen Con 50th panel with Monte 4–5:30 p.m.

ENnie Awards 8–10 p.m.

Saturday

Update Jun 24: New event! Learn the Secrets of Invisible Sun (SEM17122728) 10–11 a.m.

Writer’s Craft: What is the “Writer’s Voice?” (writer’s symposium) with Bruce 11 a.m.–noon, Chamber room

Character Craft: Good People Doing Terrible Things (writer’s symposium) with Shanna, 1–2 p.m., Chamber room

Special Event: Gen Con and the Leveling Up of RPG Tie-In Fiction (writer’s symposium) with Shanna, 2–3 p.m., Chamber room

Gen Con 50th panel with Monte 2–3:30 p.m.

Signing: Bruce & Shanna, MCG booth, 3–4 p.m.

Making Your Invisible Sun Character (SEM17119177) 3–4 p.m (Gen Con hasn’t built a listing for this yet on their site)

Writer Cage Fight: Can a Hero be Too Powerful? (writer’s symposium) with Bruce 3–4 p.m., Capital 1 room

Sunday

Making Your Invisible Sun Character (SEM17119178) 3–4 p.m

Games, Games, Games!

Here are the official game events our volunteer GMs are running multiple times over the course of the show!

Our friends at Lone Shark Games are running many slots of the new Ninth World card game (set in the world of Numenera).

Keep an eye out for later additions to the event schedule, including independent GMs running their own adventures for Numenera, The Strange, and the Cypher System!

Come run a game or a demo with us!

We’re still looking for volunteer GMs for some of our event slots! If you’re available for any of these slots, email tammie@montecookgames.com with the event you’d like to run.

We currently have available some 2-hour Booth Demos (comprising four 30-minute demos) and several 4-hour full games. Volunteering for us gets you access to all our adventures for this year’s convention, swag, and our eternal gratitude!

Thursday, August 17th

  • 11pm-1pm: Booth Demos – Predation
  • noon-2pm: Booth Demos – No Thank You, Evil!
  • 4pm-8pm: Game – The Strange: Mad Professor’s Gambit

Friday, August 18th

  • noon-2pm: Booth Demos – No Thank You, Evil!

Saturday, August 19th

  • 10am-noon: Booth Demos – No Thank You, Evil!
  • 1pm-5pm: Game – The Strange: Mad Professor’s Gambit
  • 2pm-4pm: Booth Demos – No Thank You, Evil!
  • 4pm-8pm: Game – Numenera: Awakening the Jade Colossus
  • 4pm-8pm: Game – The Strange: Mad Professor’s Gambit

Sunday, August 20th

  • 10am-2pm: Game – The Strange: Mad Professor’s Gambit
  • 11am-3pm: Game – Cypher System: The Infinity Shift
  • noon-2pm: Booth Demos – No Thank You, Evil!

 

Sean Reynolds
Sean Reynolds

Sean K Reynolds grew up in southern California. He’s been a webmaster, game designer, developer, freelancer-wrangler, and many other jobs that can’t be described in one or two words. He’s worked on a couple hundred books for a half a dozen RPGs, designed videogames, taught classes on game design, written plays and musicals, judged international talent-search contests, won game design awards, and had bit parts in geeky movies. He lives in Seattle, Washington with his four cats. Sean is the Community Relations Coordinator at Monte Cook Games.